Tabling at the Zine Pavilion (ALA Conference)

I should probably mention that I will be tabling this Saturday and Sunday at the Zine Pavilion at the ALA Conference in Chicago this weekend. If you’re going to be there, definitely stop by. I’ll have copies of most of my zines for sale.

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Six of Feathers / Swords

Six of Feathers / Swords
Took an unscheduled hiatus from this project, but I’m back. This is a pretty good card to return with. The Feathers are a hard suit, but this isn’t a negative/difficult card. While I can see the potential “bad idea” aspect of the Six of Feathers, I normally see this as a good omen type of card. I am very much a look (and plan and plan some more) before you leap kind of person, so I tend to look at this card as a push to take action or change things up.

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Five of Feathers / Swords

Five of Feathers / Swords
Man, this suit is rough. The energy of the Five of Feathers is bizarre, but oddly understandable. While someone literally sewing feathers onto their skin may seem ridiculous, this person obviously isn’t doing this on the spur of the moment. The dead bird, feathers, thread, and needles are all laid out. There was a plan in place here. Why this started isn’t as important as why it is continuing. Clearly, this isn’t a good way to accomplish whatever this person initially wanted to accomplish, but they aren’t taking a step back to reconsider.

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Four of Feathers / Swords

Four of Feathers / Swords
The Four of Feathers is a card I’m pretty much always glad to see. I’m a big fan of structure and taking time to myself to just be quiet. While this can seem very similar to the closing off seen in the Two of Feathers, the Collective Tarot says that, “where Two of Feathers tends to harm others or close others off for the sake of autonomy, this card is about knowing what you need, feeling entitled to it, and letting it be known.” Basically, it shows a more mature, healthier way of setting boundaries.

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